California Adventure Letters – Where Are They Now?

Artimus CA Letters 1

Being on Twitter pays off.I was just recently sifting through posts that I missed from today and I saw a tweet from @DisneylandLive. They had rewtweeted a post/photo from Twitter user @artimus.  Looks like the letters are in temporary storage! Take a look.Related articlesCalifornia Adventure Letters Behind Walls ( California Adventure Letters Being Removed Today ( California Adventure Letters Officially Removed ( … [Read more...]

First Look: The Little Mermaid – Ariel’s Undersea Adventure


Walt Disney Imagineering has turned its sights to the next highly-anticipated opening: The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel's Undersea Adventure, coming soon in 2011. In this video, Imagineer Lisa Girolami takes you behind the curtain (or under the waves) to give you a first look at Ariel's world. From the drawing board to the incredible scenery, this is an attraction sure to make a splash with guests. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: articlesExclusive First Look … [Read more...]

Disneyland 2011 Half Marathon Weekend


Disneyland® Half Marathon WeekendSeptember 2-4, 2011Registration will be open for the 2011 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on January 3, 2011.Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2011 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on September 2-4, 2011. Imagination is your destination on this 13.1-mile course that winds through the City of Anaheim, California and the Disneyland® Resort. Run through Sleeping Beauty Castle and discover the treasures that lie in Disney … [Read more...]

California Adventure Letters Officially Removed


The letters are gone! They were removed earlier this week. I'm sad, but hopefully we'll see them somewhere else around Anaheim. In addition to the letters being removed, the walls surrounding the construction area have been spruced up. There are now images of early Disney cartoon characters (including the main Disney gang) as well as the concept art for the new entrance plaza and theater. Take a good look at the Golden Gate Bridge because that's coming down too!And … [Read more...]

Video: Disneyland Resort Salutes Medal of Honor Recipient


Yesterday was a proud day for the Disneyland Resort. During the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park we had the privilege of honoring United States Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta who was recently presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: articlesDisneyland Resort Salutes United States Army Medal of Honor Recipient ( Try the Tasty New Menu at … [Read more...]

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Set for Spring Debut at Walt Disney World Resort


As Disney Channel prepares to launch a new multiplatform brand, Disney Junior, in February, both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure are set to debut the new “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!” attraction in March.It’s a prime example of Disney putting synergy in motion across its various business units.Beginning next month, Playhouse Disney – a block of programming on Disney Channel and about two dozen Disney international channels – will be rebranded as … [Read more...]

Check out Disney’s Latest Discounts!

Just a reminder on this January weekend that Disney has announced a whole new batch of discounts. Walt Disney World:Winter/Spring Room-only Discount.  This is a fantastic offer for travel beginning April 25 thru October 1.  Black out days are June 15 - August 13.  Book between now and March 27th.April 28 - June 14 discounts are as follows:Save 10% at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Campsites Save 15% at Disney’s All Star Movies Resorts Save 20% at Value Resorts (excluding … [Read more...]

California Adventure Letters Behind Walls


The letters outside California Adventure have been completely walled off for the removal process. Guests entering the park enter a roped line alongside the wall to the theme park gates. From what I saw, this caused some back-up, but shouldn't be TOO much of a problem. (I guess we'll see in the future.)I'll be posting periodic updates from time to time regarding the letter removal as well as the construction of the new (and bigger) entrance plaza.And just so you can see the walled off … [Read more...]

California Adventure Letters Being Removed Today

California Letter Bulldozer

Today marks the day where Disney construction workers have begun removing the iconic letters from the entrance area of California Adventure. As seen in the photo above, taken by Kevin Hilgeman, the crew wasted no time and removal equipment arrived around midnight.As mentioned in earlier posts, the letters may be saved and used in another part of the city.The letter removal is part of the $1 billion refurbishment and expansion of the park.Below are some photos of the letters on their … [Read more...]

Disney’s California Adventure Letters Depart Tuesday

The letters adorning the outside of California Adventure will be removed starting Tuesday, meaning today (Monday) is the final day to get last-minute pictures with them. I'll miss them, but I mentioned in an earlier post that Al Lutz had confirmed that the letters might be used in another part of Anaheim.The murals at the entrance of the park have already been removed. Lutz said the tiles from the mosaics will be crushed and used in flooring at the Disneyland Hotel, which is currently being … [Read more...]